Thursday May 25th, 2000
Patterned after the PHP filesystem functions, simple functions such as file read/write and directory create are supported. The code has not yet made it into the nightly build, but they expect it will get in soon.
#18 Re: Re: Oh per-lease.......
Thursday May 25th, 2000 3:13 PM
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My understanding of this is that it's primarily intended for core-level XUL programming, and having a whole slew of alert boxes telling you when something is happening is going to be a disaster. Folks cheerfully download and install binaries from any old web site; in effect, this is exactly the same deal, where if the XUL content is located on the persons hard drive I don't expect to alarm that person by informing them of every damn system call I make; microsoft, or any other program vendor does not routinely do this for good reason; I don't expect to have to do this for a genuine Moz app. If I send out a modal OK/Cancel alert every time I write to the disk, it looks like there's something inherently risky about the whole thing... yes, of course advisable on a remote chrome or any other XUL component directly run from a web site, but nihilistic on a local chrome.